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Somewhere at the edge of the universe, the gods gather for battle...
The old divisions of the pantheons have been shattered, and new factions are forming. Soon, the gods and goddesses will wage war amongst each other. But, to do so, they need advocates, mortals who can empower them to fight. And so, the call has gone out across the infinite realms, seeking mortals with the strength and skill to lead their factions to victory.
Are you up to the challenge?
Mythic Wars: Clash of the Gods is the bold, new card-and-dice game from Excalibre Games, where up to 8 players can join in a battle of mythic proportions, building factions from among 72 gods and goddesses to compete in the ultimate showdown — where the gods themselves clash for control of the universe!
Part deck-builder, part die-roller, but 100% mythic.
Each Clash of the Gods base set includes 78 cards (72 gods and goddesses, and 6 creatures) pulled from among 6 different pantheons, and is recommended for players 14 and up.
If you like games about gatherings of mages, ascended beings, or worlds where war is crafted, then you'll love Mythic Wars: Clash of the Gods!
And now, a new challenge appears... from beyond the stars... and beneath the sea... Cthulhu Rises!
Mythic Wars: Cthulhu Rises is the first expansion set for Mythic Wars, which adds 16 new cards (8 gods and goddesses, and 8 creatures) based on the writings of HP Lovecraft. When combined with the Clash of the Gods base set, 4-8 players can join together and try and defeat the invading Outer Gods, including Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Cthulhu, and many others. It's an entirely new way to play Mythic Wars!
Get ready for the ultimate Mythic Wars co-operative experience, because when the stars align, Cthulhu Rises!
In Mythic Wars, each player takes on the role of advocate, supporting a faction of four deities (gods and/or goddesses). Each round, the advocate chooses which god or goddess to invoke and bring into the battle, and what attacks (or other actions) the active deities should perform. After each god and goddess in play has been empowered with a chance to perform an action, the round ends. This continues until only one faction remains.
For an overview, check out the video our friend Eddie made over at Zero Budget Geek:
Ready to try Mythic Wars for yourself? Just download the Quickstart Demo PDF, print it out, cut it up, grab one to three of your friends, and start playing with your very own 16-card set today!
You can check out some of the cards below (there's more on the website):
Despite the long list at the side, we really only have 4 reward levels.
- $1 - Casual Worshipper - This the token $1 level to show your token support for the game. Pledging at this level gets you access to all of the backer updates and information, and you can come back any time before the end of the campaign and upgrade your token pledge.
- $6 - CULTST - This is for those backers who only want the Mythic Wars: Cthulhu Rises expansion set. **This does not include the base set, and you will not be able to play a full game with just this set!** But, if you just came for Cthulhu, this is the reward for you. The MSRP for this set will be $7.95, so by pledging for this reward, you're saving nearly $2 (although we should mention that you'll save nearly $8 if you go in for the full game and upgrade to the PRIEST level, below). This reward level will include all "Cthulhu" stretch goals that we unlock.
- $20 - ACOLYTE - This is for those backers who are ready to answer the challenge of the gods, and want the Mythic Wars: Clash of the Gods base set. The base set includes 72 gods and goddesses from across 6 different pantheons, which can be made into 24,690,960 different 4-card faction decks for lots of replay value! The MSRP for this set will be $24.95, so by pledging for this reward, you're saving nearly $5 (although we should mention again that you'll save nearly $8 if you decide you want Cthulhu as well and upgrade to the PRIEST level, below). This reward level will include all stretch goals that we unlock.
- $25 - PRIEST - This is the whole enchilada, for those backers with the courage to battle with all of the gods and goddesses. This reward level includes both the Mythic Wars: Clash of the Gods base set *and* the Mythic Wars: Cthulhu Rises expansion set. That means you and 3 to 7 of your friends can take your 24,690,960 different 4-card faction decks and either battle against each other or try to take on Cthulhu and the invading Outer Gods! Since the MSRP for the base set will be $24.95, and the expansion set will be $7.95, you're saving nearly $8 off the combined price! This reward level will also include all stretch goals that we unlock.
These are basically all of the reward levels - the rest are just bulk orders of 2 or 4 of these rewards (or 6, if you're a retailer).
We know international shipping costs suck, and we want to help. To that end, we've made it easy to bulk order multiple copies of the CULTIST, ACOLYTE, and PRIEST reward levels. You can get together with 1, 3, or more of your friends, and place an order for one of our bulk rewards to get multiple copies of the base and/or expansion set. **We can't combine shipping from multiple reward levels, so be sure to pick the correct bulk reward level when you pledge!**
Also, if you live in a country that's not listed in the shipping options, don't worry - just contact us, and we'll do everything we can to enable you to back this project (and get your rewards and stretch goals).
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $4000 - Prometheus
Our first stretch goal is an additional card - Prometheus, the Greek Titan that created humanity and gave them the gift of fire. If we break $4000 in funding, everyone who pledges for a copy of Mythic Wars: Clash of the Gods will receive him as a bonus card!
Plus, if you pledge for multiple copies of Mythic Wars: Clash of the Gods, you'll get one bonus card per copy that you pledge! That means that everyone who pledges at the ELDER or BISHOP level will get 2 copies of the Prometheus card, everyone who pledges at the ABBEY or MISSION level will get 4 copies of the card, and all of our retailers will get least 6 copies (even more if they pledge multiple times).
So, keep sharing the project, keep those pledges coming in, and you just might get an extra Titan with your game!
Thanks for checking our project out, and if you like what you see, don't forget to...
The "Mythic Wars: Cthulhu Rises" cover is a derivative of "Cthulhu Sleeps?" © 2012 by Somnolent-Droid / DeviantArt, used under CC BY.
Mythic Wars and the Mythic Wars logo © and ™ Eric Woodward, licensed by Excalibre Games. Excalibre Games and the Excalibre Games parthenon © and ™ Excalibre Games.
Risks and challenges
Excalibre Games has been producing high quality historical board games for decades, and although this is our first foray into fantasy card gaming, the fundamental business model hasn't changed. To that end, we already have enough money to complete a small print-run of the game, which is why our funding goal is so modest. However, we feel that this game has tremendous potential, and we're hoping that, by offering it on Kickstarter, we may be able to turn a small print-run into a large one.
All of the card designs are finished and have been extensively playtested. Additionally, all of the printing and production will be done in North America, so there shouldn't be any of the shipping delays commonly seen in other projects with overseas fulfillment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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